– Marcus Samuelsson, C-CAP Board Co-Chair, Celebrity Chef, Author, Restaurateur
In this season of giving thanks, we are constantly reminded of the many teachers and chef mentors who have given so much of themselves to support C-CAP and our students. We’re inspired by our teachers who spend countless hours preparing our students for a career in the culinary arts, and by the chefs who make time between creating exciting new dishes to pass their knowledge on to our students.
We are committed to giving our students, many of whom are our most vulnerable neighbors, the best futures possible. They are hard workers and demonstrate skill, passion and dedication. It is so rewarding to see the impact C-CAP has on their lives five, ten and twenty years down the line.
We hope you’ll join us to spread the word about C-CAP. We could not do it without you!
On behalf of C-CAP, we extend holiday wishes and encourage you to give thanks to those who make a difference in your life.
All my best,
C-CAP Founder and Chairman Emeritus
For the season of giving (and of eating!), we rounded up a full menu of holiday recipes from some of our supporting chefs and C-CAP alumni. From Rick Bayless’ Tamales to Marcus Samuelsson’s Creamy Parsnip Soup with Pear and Walnuts, we’ve got your holiday menu covered!
Join these chefs and alumni to ensure that every C-CAP student around the nation has tools, skills and mentorship they need to make it in the culinary world.
‘The Experience was Absolutely Amazing’
For Amber Waves of Grain, Above the Fruited Plain
From sea to shining sea, C-CAP is very busy! Here’s a small glimpse into the world of the whisk!
Is that Susan Feniger taking a picture of Bobby Flay with a C-CAP student???
Yes… Yes it is…
Where: Pier Sixty, New York, NYFor all you delicious food lovers (meaning every one of you), we invite you to join us for a grand walk-around tasting event honoring acclaimed Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Untitled. We will feature culinary creations prepared by over 40 of New York’s top chefs, assisted by C-CAP high school students and alumni.The benefit has become New York’s premiere tasting event and draws local residents, business leaders, and national organizations to support C-CAP. The evening’s festivities also include an auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary and travel packages.
Under the Scottsdale Moon
3rd Annual Harvest Moon Feast, Scottsdale, AZ
Ignite… Firing Up Tomorrow’s Chefs, Philadelphia, PA
Fall Job Shadow
Learning culinary skills in the classroom is essential to prepare students for a potential career in the industry, but there’s nothing like putting on chef whites and getting in the kitchen to explore whether or not it’s the right career path. C-CAP partners with many industry supporters who provide the opportunity to shadow professionals in corporate dining facilities around the country. The Compass Group and Restaurant Associates, with a huge range of host sites including the likes of the NBA Corporate Offices, give C-CAP in New York City students the inside look at life in the kitchen.
A Buttercream Ball?
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, the organization that donates product for every vanilla pastry created by our C-CAP students, put on a ‘Buttercream Ball’ in downtown Chicago. Our students created and served up desserts for the buttercream ball-ers!
We Are Growing!
Scoot Over, Maryland!
Tuxton, You’re the Best!
The Summit of Innovation
With programs in New York City, the Philadelphia, Los Angeles andWashington, D.C. regions, Arizona, Chicago and Hampton Roads, VA, C-CAP offers job training and internships, career exploration and advising, scholarships and cooking competitions, college advising, teacher training and product donations. Since its inception in 1990, C-CAP has awarded $50 million in scholarships through the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the U.S.For the fourth year in a row, C-CAP received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities. Only the top ten percent of America’s charities receive such continued high ratings.